Liquidlogic Braaap 69
The Braaap is a fusion of the two modern kayaking trends; long and fast enough to compete with the fastest but playful enough for rock splats and aerial moves. This boat has been paddled on the hardest, most challenging water including the Green River Race, as well as winning the first Extreme Waterfall World Championships. This is way more than a jack of all trades, it’s a master of many!
- Extremely versatile and fun kayak capable of any grade of water.
- Easy to roll.
- Perfect for beginners to expert paddlers.
- Narrow profile might make it uncomfortable for paddlers at the top end of the weight limit.
Size, weight, capacity
The Braaap 69 is 8’11” (272cm) long and just 24.5” (62cm) wide, a long and slender profile which allows it to carry huge amounts of speed and stay really controllable in the air.
This boat is pretty light for so much kayak, at just 44lbs (20kg) you won’t mind shouldering this kayak as you walk into the most remote and spectacular waterfalls or creeks.
The optimum paddler weight is 100 – 220lbs (45 – 100kg), an enormous range for this style of kayak.
The hull of the Braaap was inspired by modern day slalom kayaks. The volume in the bow coupled with the aggressive rocker profile gives it enough of a punch to get through larger features and boof over holes and drops. Meanwhile the gentle stern rocker profile extends the waterline and gives the Braaap huge amounts of speed, essential for larger features.
The edges are responsive but forgiving for a kayak with such a low profile back end and also makes this boat extremely easy to roll.
Liquidlogic’s Bad Ass outfitting is market leading in terms of comfort and is extremely comfortable and adjustable. You need that control and connection to be able to throw this boat around on the water and to keep your line in the raging torrents of white water the Braaap is perfect for.
The foot plate comes in two sizes and a large plate for shorter paddlers is available upon request, giving a better fit and safer paddling experience.
Two grab handles on the top deck are fitted for rescue situations and a bung at the rear allows you to drain out any water you take on through your leaky spraydeck!
The Braaap has led the way in the slice revolution since it kicked off again and was one of the pioneering high volume bow, aggressive rocker profile slicey boats. Within days of the first prototype being made it was being raced on the Green River and shortly after production started it won the first Extreme Waterfall World Championships, two enormous marks of quality for this boat.
Away from world-class paddlers, this is a boat which is being enjoyed in all sorts of environments. The sharp edge control and snappy transition makes it a great surfing boat which is more than capable of getting aerial, while the nimble nature makes it a creaking machine which gets you rock splatting and squirting eddy lines all day long.
It’s a kayak which will have you looking at rivers in a different way, but which can also get you safely down the gnarliest white water in the world.
Specification: Liquidlogic Braaap 69